Ambrosia got their start in 1970 as a quartet: David Pack (guitar and vocals), Joe Puerta (bass and vocals), Christopher North (keyboards) and Burleigh Drummond (drums). They were influenced by The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, and King Crimson. Their eponymous first album was released in 1975 and included the song “Holdin’ On To Yesterday,” which reached #17 on the Hot 100.
Their first Top 10 hit, “How Much I Feel,” came from their third album, 1978’s Life Beyond LA. It reached #3 on the Hot 100 and #11 on the Adult Contemporary chart.
Their fourth album, 1980’s One Eighty, produced two of the biggest hits of that year, “Biggest Part Of Me” (#3 Hot 100, #3 Adult Contemporary) and “You’re The Only Woman (You & I)” (#13 Hot 100, #5 Adult Contemporary).
After their fifth album, 1982’s Road Island, the group disbanded, with Pack becoming a solo artist and Puerta becoming a founding member of Bruce Hornsby & The Range (Hornsby played with Ambrosia in 1982). They reunited in 1989 and have been touring since.
Ambrosia, your Two for Tuesday, June 16, 2020.